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Program in 19th Century Studies

This program allows the student to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and consider the trends and events of the nineteenth century from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives.  For the purpose of this program, the period under study dates from 1785 to 1918.  Nineteenth Century Studies is not a major; it is available to students majoring in English or in history.  Completion of the program is noted on the transcript.

Satisfactory completion of courses that satisfy a college General Education requirement and a requirement in Nineteenth Century Studies may be counted toward both.  Satisfactory completion of courses that satisfy a requirement in the English major or the history major and a requirement in Nineteenth Century Studies may be counted toward both.

Faculty Coordinators  

Sally A. Hitchmough, Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Sheffield; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Anne B. Rodrick, Associate Professor of History
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Program Requirements

Both of the following:
  • HIST 380 - Europe in the Age of Anxieties, 1850-1914
  • ENGL 470 or HIST 470 - Independent Study
    The independent study, undertaken in the senior year, of an interdisciplinary topic approved by the student’s adviser. (Also counts toward the major.)

One of the following:

  • ENGL 311 - The English Romantic Period
  • ENGL 312 - The Victorian Period

One of the following:

  • ENGL 331 - The Early English Novel
  • ENGL 332 - The Later English Novel
  • ENGL 337 - European Masterpieces

One of the following:

  • HIST 370 - Europe in the Age of Revolutions, 1789-1850
  • HIST 384 - Modern Britain

One of the following:

  • ENGL 318 - Early American Popular Novels
  • HIST 201 - History of the United States, 1607-1865
  • HIST 202 - History of the United States since 1865
  • HIST 305 - History of South Carolina
  • HIST 307 - The American South to the Civil War
  • HIST 308 - The American South since the Civil War
  • HIST 311 - Selected Topics in American Social History

Two from any of the above or the following:

  • ARTH 305 - 19th Century Art
  • Special Topics Seminars
  • Other courses approved by the coordinators